Apprenticeships are workplace-based training programs. They are an opportunity for you to learn a skilled trade while working. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom learning. The majority of apprenticeship training takes place in the workplace, under the direction of experienced skilled tradespeople. The classroom training usually takes place at a college.
There are many apprenticeship programs available. In order to work in a certified profession you are required to complete an apprenticeship (see Regulated and Unregulated Professions for more information on certified professions). This includes professions like automotive service technician, plumbing, electrician, and hairstylist. Apprentices become skilled workers once they have acquired the knowledge and skills in a trade or occupation and are certified by a provincial or territorial authority. There are also apprenticeships available for non-certified professions. Skilled workers from other countries may write challenge exams to assess their level of Canadian credentials.
To learn more about apprenticeship programs, contact:
The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection.
Georgian College, Robbert Hartog Midland Campus., Apprenticeship
649 Prospect Blvd
Employment Ontario: Apprenticeship Office, Barrie Regional Office
Toll Free: 1-800-560-3821